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, steady there, monty, i'm your boss. it's fascinating to me how that difficult relationship with the british as they're realizing that we are replacing them not only in the combat effectiveness, but as a superpower, um, how eisenhower kind of lets them down'sly, manages that -- easily, manages that. doesn't fire montgomery though he's sorely tempted to do so at times. if you think i'm exaggerating eisenhower's achievement, think they had to follow seniority and put george patton in that job. [laughter] >> things might not have gone so well. >> no. i think we probably would have ended up at war with the british. [laughter] >> so after world war ii are there any heroes, or is it a long story of decline? >> no, there are real heros. the korean war brings two other personal hero os of mine. one is master ridgeway, probably marshall's leading protege. he began world war ii at marshall's morning briefer, briefing him on the state of the war. and, by the way, that was basically an operations brief that was also given to the president. ridgeway is a very interesting, central figure
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